What's On in August

August's warm weather encourages a wealth of outdoor London celebrations. Enjoy open-air markets, carnival-like atmospheres and a host of festivals during this exciting summer season.

What's On in August

If you find yourself loving the London outdoors, then August is the month for you to get the most out of it. Week after week, all manner of music lovers, literary enthusiasts, sports junkies and beer connoisseurs have an assortment of outdoor activities to choose from. With the summer winding down, you owe it to yourself to take advantage!

Great British Beer Festival

August 7-11, 2018

Come sample over 900 real ales, ciders, and international beers at the The Great British Beer Festival! Organized by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), the festival also offers visitors fantastic entertainment, food, seating areas, and traditional pub games to enjoy all under one roof in the heart of London.

Website: http://www.gbbf.org.uk

Espresso Martini Fest

August 9 - 12, 2018

One of Drink Up London's newest festivals, the Espresso Martini Fest is now in its third year celebrating one of the city's most iconic coktails. As with its other festivals this year, you can already purchase your digital pass online to make accessing these pop-ups and events even easier!

Website: https://drinkup.london/espressomartinifest


Notting Hill Carnival

August 25 - 27, 2018

Since its conception in the mid-60s, the Notting Hill Carnival has grown and morphed into Europe’s largest street festival, attracting ever more revelers than ever. Gather to watch the parade of floats featuring calypso and mas and pan bands, join in on the alfresco dancing and sample from the countless Caribbean food stalls serving up jerk chicken, fried plantain and goat curry.

Website: http://www.thelondonnottinghillcarnival.com/

Photo by: Jan van der Crabben

Film Four Summer Screen at Somerset House

August 9 - 22, 2018

A popular attraction amongst Londoners, this special open-air cinema returns to the magnificent Somerset House for another year. Screening a range of Hollywood classics, cult hits and box office smashes, choose your favourite and settle down to an evening underneath the stars. Somerset House, set against the backdrop of the river Thames, could not be a more perfect setting for a dreamy night of film. Pack up your cooler, or enjoy the courtyard's surrounding cafes and bars, offering up a range of food and wine.  Book your tickets now through the Somerset House website. 

Website: https://www.somersethouse.org.uk

Park Nights at the Serpentine

Until September 21, 2018

Situated in the heart of Kensington Gardens, the Serpentine Gallery is a must-see for lovers of contemporary and modern art. This summer, its Park Nights series returns to the Serpentine Pavilion. Over 8 weekends, the 2018 Pavilion, designed by award-winning architect, Frida Escobedo, will be home to the experimental and exciting works of 8 renowned artists. Experience these artistic encounters on a moonlit evening, after a day spent boating on the Serpentine lake. 

Website: http://www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/park-nights-2018

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